Video: AMBE exposed

AMBE is a voice compression algorithm employed in vocoder chips used by DVSI Inc., and is commonly used in Icom’s D-Star, Yaesu’s Fusion, APCO-25, DMR, Opensky and other digital formats on the amateur, commercial and public safety frequencies. In this talk from last September’s TAPR/DCC conference in Austin, TX, Bruce Perens K6BP presented his views […]

Tesla Motors: All our patent are belong to you

Elon Musk, CEO of┬áTesla Motors writes: Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case. They have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology. Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent […]

System and method for intrabody communications

Here’s a thought provoking patent abstract, a “System and Method for Intra-body Communication,” US patent application number 20100305437 Among other concepts it refers to using the unique audio frequencies produced by teeth clicks as a means of communicating through the musculoskeletal system with a wireless wristwatch device!